Wow, Gotta respect the Dude, he's looking out for his Nephew. Nothing wrong with some old fashion fear of your Dad, Uncle, elder... not enough
of that these days, we're turning into a nation of wimps that fear their kids and child services.
I had something similar happen one time. I had a yard sale and one of the neighborhood kids helped me out, real nice, respectful black kid.
He asked if he could keep a old beeper that I was going to throw away, heck yeah, didn't think anything of it.
Well his Dad was at my door step within a hour wanting to know what the hell I was doing giving his kid a beeper,
I guess he thought I might be setting his kid up to deliver drugs . He ended up being pretty cool about it, but he made his Son give it back, he thought the kid might act out for his friends.
It was a eye opener for me.